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Scramjets and the promise of hypersonic flight

November 7th, 2015

Episode 876 of 1853 episodes

People like entrepreneur Richard Branson love to talk up the potential of super fast flight: London to Sydney in just two hours. But there’s a lot of work still to be done on engine design if such ambitions are ever to be realised. Hypersonics is an increasingly competitive field of aeronautics with numerous research institutes across the world also chasing the promise of super-fast flight.

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